Happiness Is Not Something Ready Made

img1440034215496“Happiness Is Not Something Ready Made. It Comes From Your Own Actions.”
– Dalai Lama

The above quote inspired me to write an article on happiness. My happiness blog is now hosted by Catherine B. Roy.

Catherine hosts a variety of motivational writers, speakers, coaches, and practitioners who can help you live a life of harmony and success. You can read my blog at Happiness Is not Something Ready Made or continue on this page. Feel free to leave your feedback or comment. 

Choose Happiness Daily

Happiness is a result of your daily choices. Choose happiness. You are a creator; you are the maker of your destiny. That is the law. Your beliefs and thoughts that drive your actions are mirrored in your life. Choose to feel happy with what is at each present moment, thus empowering yourself to let more contentment and happiness flow into your life.

Are You Unhappy with Your Present Situation?

Do not dwell on any unhappy and painful experiences as that is what you will continue to experience. Do not bring your mind toward it. Afford yourself the best thoughts. Accept where you are now and tell yourself that all is being taken care of. Believe that. Even if you cannot see it at the moment, all those are “gifts” and they become a springboard you will take off from toward living an aware, consciously happy life.

Repair That Which Ails You Within, You Are Powerful

If you do not repair all that which ails you within, the damage will be shown without. Regardless of how you feel, with the proper attitudes, you can derive a lot from your life. Change your outlook and viewpoint – it is your power that comes into play and changes your attitudes. Are you unhappy? Renew your thoughts. Renew your actions. Discard the feeling of unhappiness and start fresh. You can move in and out of feelings and moods. Do it. You will be amazed at the power you have. Without changing the circumstances, you will be in another space.

Be Consistent

Be consistent in thinking of positive and happy times. If something pleases you, partake in it. Let the resonance within your heart be your guidance. Consult with your heart; ask, do you like it my heart? Are you sad? Are you joyful? Pleased? Playful? Happy?

You Are Your Own Charge.

You are the concern of yourself. You are the subject of your life. You are your own charge. Do not think that anybody in any way is responsible for your upkeep, your enjoyment, your happiness. Do not expect others to give you that support. Do not expect others to be responsible for you, to look out for you.

Your enthusiasm comes from you. Your exuberance comes from you. Your depression comes from you. Your melodramatics comes from you. It is all about you – no one else needs to feed your physical, emotional and spiritual needs. You are a creator of all that which comes to your life through your care, and you attract those of the same beliefs to you.

Support Yourself

Bring harmony into your life. Bring harmony into your being-ness, into your surroundings. Be pleased with what you have. Make it even prettier. Make it even more interesting. Be pleased with yourself and take time for yourself. Take care of your spirit, mind, and body – consider meditating, going for walks in nature, listening to the soothing music. Please yourself whenever you feel like pleasing yourself – be diligent in the support of yourself.

You Have Began

This is the beginning of your understanding, the beginning of your recognizing the calling of your soul heard through the clamour of the material world. Once you connect, your happiness is always with you. Once you connect, you will always find joy.

Namaste and be well.

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Award Winning Author Helena Kalivoda, writes books that are inspired by her Soul. She takes you on a spiritual journey that combines her experience, wisdom and your desire to know more about yourself into books that are a must have for your collection. To find out more about Helena and her books, and get your gift, visit Helena’s website at http://www.booksbyhelena.com. Her author’s page is at http://www.amazon.com/author/helena-kalivoda. Helena is the member of The Wellness Universe. 

Choose Happiness


Choose Happiness – proud and tickled pink to have my quote and its expansion hosted by The Wellness Universe. To read the entire quote and comment, visit Quote of the Day. You can also comment here, at this site.

Thank you and Namaste!

Helena Kalivoda [Read more…]

Find Your Inner Calling

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Do not always see others as your example, as that can hold you back.

Find your inner calling and follow that.

Follow your heart. Know what draws and invites you. This will put you on the path to freedom from guessing how and what you ought to be. It does not mean your life path will be straightforward; it will have many detours.

Many are looking for their life path and mission. Some believe that it needs to be something big. But the purpose of life is simply to live a joyful, satisfying, and an authentic life, making use of your talents, doing what pleases, satisfies, and fulfils you.

How do you find your inner calling? [Read more…]

What Is Happiness?

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I found a rock with a happy face on it. My friend, a geologist, said it should be in a museum. 

Today, as I begin to write this post, I look at my happy rock and feel happy.

But what is happiness? 

Happiness is when we feel light and not heavy. When our soul sings. When we feel thankful for simply being, for our family and friends, for whatever we have and are, thinking of all as precious.

When we are happy with what we have, we cannot be unhappy about that which others would see as missing. We do not see the missing pieces but see all as complete, as whole. [Read more…]

The Power of Persistence

A couple days ago, I set out for a long walk in my favourite park. Once on the path winding close to the river, I could not resist visiting for a moment.

The moment extendedrock with hole into two hours of delighting myself with the diversity of the river rocks. As always, there were rocks of various shapes, sizes, and colours. I noticed one that was rather unusual – the rock was smooth and it had a round hole I could see through. The opening was clearly shaped by the persistent flow of the water.

Seeing the hole in the rock reminded me of the power of applied determined thought. It validated for me that perseverance brings results. When the water encountered the rock in its way, it did not stop or hesitate. It was not thinking of what it should do, that the rock is hard, that it will not work out. It simply flowed on.

There it was, a hole in the rock – a new opening, a new path for the water to flow through. A formation that one may deem as unexpected or discount as impossible, yet it was there.

If we habitually concentrate on or seek the familiar and the known, we may fail to notice a new opening, direction or opportunity. That day, when at the river, I was seeking the unfamiliar and different, and I found this lovely, intriguing rock.

When we allow ourselves to consider and accept the unexpected or the unknown and align ourselves with newly opened opportunities, then through the power of persistence we can achieve results that at the beginning may have seemed unattainable. 

Remember, the persistent flow of the water transformed the rock!


Helena Kalivoda, an award-winning author, writes books that are inspired by her Soul. Find more about Helena and her books at http://www.booksbyhelena.ca or any main on-line bookstores.

More on the Flow


I have been away on vacation for two months. While away, I experienced an ease and flow of me, unencumbered by real or imagined responsibilities calling me to notice them and look after them. Although, I have been home for a couple of weeks, the feelings and impressions remain:

Sun, sand, ocean. Hot air. Cool breeze.
Smiling people, talking with ease.
Swimming, smoothly gliding in the softly caressing me water.
A feeling of expansion, of utter bliss.
No responsibilities.
No time constraints.
No restrictions. No limitations.
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Flow from Your Heart

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Adhere to your heart’s guidance. The heart’s role is to support you not only physically, but also mentally and spiritually. When you make living from your heart your priority, you are in direct connection with the surrounding and your own energies.

How do you know when you are living from your heart? Your heart tells you through your feelings whether or not you are on the right track. It leads you to live by the highest principles of your life: love, respect, compassion, kindness, appreciation, gratitude, an above all, acceptance and non-judgment.

When you flow from your heart you are in harmony and feel the unity with all, as where there is flow, there is no separation. Flow from your heart. You will become aware of all creatures living around you and understand how their lives are intertwined with yours. When there is no separation, you can become a tree’s conscious brother. Your can observe the world through deer’s eyes.

Flow from your heart. Live as a person of heart and soul, who does not see himself as being separate. Flow, feel the unity of all.

  Helena Kalivoda, an award winning author, writes books that are inspired by her soul. Find more about Helena and her books at http://www.booksbyhelena.ca or any main book-selling websites.

Be in Your Heart and Flow

By delving into the values linked to the heart, you can and will be more in tune with your own energy. You will feel and hear others through your heart, not through your mind. You will not judge.

You will know without reasoning. You will be in the flow of energetic fields and will choose that which sustains you, that which calls you, that which is you. [Read more…]

An Author Journey or My Passion Is My Conscious Connection to My Spirit

frontWhy do I write? It is because of a deep satisfaction and a feeling of fulfillment, stemming from being connected to my Spirit-Self when I sit down to write.

I have been writing since the early nineties. While in the midst of working for a large corporation, a delightful surprise came to me. A deep yearning for change brought me a pleasure, an inner satisfaction and the joy of receiving material from the place I call the blue yonder – from beyond this reality. [Read more…]

Thanksgiving Time – Be in Flow


Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving. I am thankful not only for food and the blessings we will enjoy at our family Thanksgiving gathering tonight, but also feel a huge thank-you to My Self that has been partaking in my, or should I say “our”, not the easiest at all times, ride, my life “story”.

I have come from the depths of my despair at the end of 2001 to what my life is today. Today, I am an author, connected to my Spirit Guides and My Self. I am savoring my days of writing, being with my loved ones and my friends, and, I am thankful and grateful for my past struggles, as without them I would not be who I am today. [Read more…]

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